IESA WINWire Sep 07 - Sep 13  2013
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Electronic Goods Demand To Rise To $400 Bn By 2020
Source: Business World; September 7, 2013

Pragati Maidan has the staged for the exhibition for three-day (4-6 September) trade show - electronica India 2013 and productronica India 2013 (eP India 2013).

The event is a place for the electronics professionals to exchange information and develop business opportunities in India.

The Electronics industry leaders from around the world and throughout the value chain visited India to gain expert insight into the technology trends and market movements shaping the ESDM industry.

The event has been attended by Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Rajoo Goel, Secretary General, ELCINA, Ramana Rao, President, LEDMA and PVG Menon, IESA, Bhupinder Singh, Dupity CEO, MMI India and Martin Lechner, Director, New Business Technology Unit, MMI.

Mysore can become electronics hub: Intel India chief
Source: The Times of India; September 7, 2013

Mysore has the potential to become a hub of electronics, said Kumud Srinivisan, president of Intel India.

Addressing a technology leadership talk on 'Changing technology and business trends -- opportunities for Mysore' here on Thursday, she said that Mysore has many electronics firms operating without taking help from China, which is a global leader in electronics.

Bumper announcements for Indian electronics industry
Source: Cybermedia India Online Limited News; September 8, 2013

During electronica India 2013 and productronica India 2013, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communication & Information said: "To strengthen the Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) Industry, we have identified and would keep our focus on four growth areas, viz., mobile handset manufacturing, automotive manufacturing, consumer electronics and LED manufacturing."

The government has already received 15 proposals to set up electronics clusters, out of which six have been approved and some of these have already started setting up these clusters. In last six months, the Government has received investment proposals for around 30,000 crores for the industry, he further stressed.

As Re falls, exporters take on China
Source: The Times of India; September 9, 2013

"With the drop in the rupee, we are now much cheaper than China. We can today manufacture some products at 10% lower costs," says V Raja, MD of TE Connectivity India, which designs and manufactures products that connect and protect the flow of power, data and signals.

"The rupee depreciation is the icing on the cake," says P V G Menon, president of the India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA). A study by IESA, which is yet to be concluded and which seeks to understand India's disability in manufacturing in comparison to China, finds that India has a 12-13% disability in certain high volume products, but has a 1-2% advantage in certain other industrial products such as flat panel displays. "Now with the depreciation, these figures may be more in favour of India. Labour in China has become four times as expensive as in India, and many companies are today looking at a China-plus-one strategy. So we should benefit," Menon says.

Seagate redefines tablet market
Cybermedia India Online Limited News; September 10, 2013

Ultra mobile HDD solution empowers tablets with 500GB of storage and performance of a flash device Seagate Technology plc took the wraps off the new Seagate Ultra Mobile HDD designed exclusively for mobile devices.

Integrated with the Seagate Mobile Enablement Kit which includes Seagate's Dynamic Data Driver software technology, the new storage solution delivers up to 7x the storage capacity of a traditional 64GB tablet with the same power, performance and reliability of a flash device.

Electronics clusters at Info Valley in offing
Source: The Pioneer; September 11, 2013

Even as the State Government is giving finishing touches to the new Odisha Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Policy, which is likely to be announced soon, the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) has finalised the offer for preparing a detailed project report (DPR) for setting up electronic manufacturer clusters at Info Valley in Bhubaneswar.

The Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) would take four months to prepare the DPR on the ESM and take six weeks for submission of the DPR to the Centre for approval.

DoIT Commissioner-cum-Secretary Madhu Sudan Padhi took a decision at a meeting recently and finalised the first option offered by the IESA for ESM in view of the criticality of consent from prospective investors in the cluster and their contribution towards project costs.

After $50b swaps, Japan gives India an electronics hub
Source:; September 11, 2013

Japan, which has agreed to provide a $50 billion currency swap window to tide over India’s current accou­nt deficit, will also help set up an electronics manufacturing township. This will help India reduce electronic goods imports that are worth $32 billion annually.

India’s current account deficit is expected to touch $70 billion in 2013-14. Electronics imports account for nearly half this amount. Phased manufacturing of these goods will help reduce foreign exchange outgo. Japan is the leader in electronics goods.

National Instruments unveils new version of design software LabVIEW
Source: The Hindu Business Line; September 11, 2013

National Instruments (NI), one of the leading companies in the test and measurement industry introduced the latest version of LabVIEW system design software.

Unveiling this software at the NIDays annual event, LabVIEW 2013 facilitates the management, documentation and debugging of increasingly complex systems, according to company officials. Further, LabVIEW 2013 adds support for the Linux real-time Operaing System (OS), giving software developers access to dynamic, community-sourced libraries.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich on 4G LTE chips, tablets
Source: Telecom Lead; September 11, 2013

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich emphasized on tablets, mobile computing devices, advanced 4G LTE solutions for the telecom industry.

At the Intel Developer Forum, Krzanich said the company will introduce Bay Trail, Intel’s first 22nm system-on-a-chip (SoC) for mobile devices – this week.

Meanwhile, Intel President Renée James said: “Semiconductor-based technology will continue to address the world’s most pressing problems and exciting opportunities, changing how we live our lives, run our cities and care for our health.”

Samsung targets Rs 3,500 crore electronics business this festive season in India
Source: Economic Times; September 11, 2013

South Korean electronic giant Samsung is targeting sales of around Rs 3,500 crore this festive season in India, an increase of 40 per cent from the corresponding period last year.

"Our target is Rs 3,500 crore sales during this festive season for the electronics division," Samsung India Senior Vice President Atul Jain told PTI.

India set to buy bonds of World Bank arm
Source: The Economic Times; July 12, 2013

The government has worked out a mechanism with the World Bank to enhance the credit from the multilateral lender to India, which is looking for stable sources of fund meet its high current account deficit (CAD).

Cabinet will take up a proposal for setting up two semiconductor manufacturing facilities to reduce import of this material needed to make chips that go into electronic goods. The total investment in these two facilities is estimated at Rs 25,000 crore.

The India Electronics & Semiconductor Association lauds the Approval of the Silicon Wafer Fabrication Unit in India
Source: APN News ; September 13, 2013

The India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) lauded the Government of India’s notification of the Semiconductor Wafer Fab (fab). IESA The India Electronics & Semiconductor Association lauds the Approval of the Silicon Wafer Fabrication Unit in IndiaThe IESA deems the fab a highly strategic game changer for India, welcoming the fructification of the proposal.

Some of the world’s leading economies including the USA, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and China besides a number of developing economies like Malaysia and Israel have their own fabs. These fabs continue to contribute significantly to the growth and development of the economy of their respective countries and we hope that this would be the case in India as well.

Approved: India to get two chip fabs
Source: EE Times India; September 13, 2013

The Cabinet on Thursday has given in-principle approval to the proposal of setting up two chip fabrication units in the country. The move will foster the manufacturing of indigenously designed and manufactured chips, cutting the country's dependence on imports.

"The Cabinet has given in-principle approval for setting up of semiconductor wafer fabrication manufacturing facilities," Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari told reporters after a meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Embedded Systems Solutions is delighted to be chosen as an ARM Accredited Training Partner in India
Source: Company News; September 2013

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